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Get Vacation Ready with Vivint

Apr 11, 2024|

There’s nothing quite like the excitement and joy that comes with travel. Packing up and setting off somewhere new always brings excitement, but it also entails careful planning and consideration. Fortunately, with a home security system from Vivint, securing your home doesn’t have to be an additional item on your pre-vacation to-do list. Below, you’ll find a few ideas to help increase your peace of mind before setting off on any exciting vacations.

Home's exterior with a Vivint yard sign.

1. Stay informed about what’s going on around your home

Maintain peace of mind while you’re away by checking in on your home with Vivint cameras. All cameras give you the ability to see a live feed of what’s happening around your home, meaning you can always see what’s going on. Plus, with customizable detection zones available on all Pro cameras, you receive immediate notifications when there's activity in those areas. For added peace of mind while on vacation, you have the option to extend your detection zones to cover a larger area. To change your detection zones:

  • Open your Vivint app
  • Go to the Cameras tab
  • Tap the gear icon in the top right corner
  • Select the camera you would like to edit
  • Tap Detection Zone. You’ll be redirected to a page where you can set your own detection zone
  • To define the detection zone, simply move the dots to outline the ground
Indoor Camera Pro mounted to a home's wall.

2. Utilize the Indoor Camera Pro to keep in touch while away

Stay connected even when you're away with the Indoor Camera Pro. Whether you're concerned about leaving your home or pets, our Indoor Camera Pro lets you stay informed from a distance. With its live video feed accessible anytime, along with two-way talk for easy communication, you can ensure peace of mind without relying on others to provide updates.

3. Capture every moment, big or small

Another addition to your vacation security setup is Playback DVR. With this feature, you won’t only see clips where someone is detected; you’ll be able to view 24/7 footage of everything happening within your camera’s field of view.

*Note that this innovative feature is only available on Vivint’s Gen 2 cameras.

Upgrade your 1st generation cameras today to access Playback DVR or check out Smart Drive. The Vivint Smart Drive stores every minute of footage from your indoor, outdoor, and doorbell cameras for 30 days. It allows you to review footage from up to four of your 1st generation Vivint cameras right from the Vivint app or Smart Hub.

Kwikset smart lock.

4. Give friends and family the convenience of accessing your home while away

Did you know that with a Kwikset Smart Lock from Vivint you can create up to 300 unique codes for trusted friends and family? This means that while you’re away you can give a distinct code to a house sitter, a pet sitter, or even a neighbor who comes to water your plants. Just be sure to assign these codes to trustworthy family members and friends to ensure security. To set a unique code:

  • Open the Vivint app
  • Click the menu icon in the top left corner
  • Tap Users
  • Tap Add Users
  • Enter the friend’s name
  • Select their custom pin
  • Toggle on Allow Mobile Access

And that’s it. You now have the ability to see who is coming and going in your home while you’re away.

If you don’t own a Smart Lock, add one to your system today for added security and increased peace of mind.

5. Make sure your equipment is in working order

One last tip before leaving on any vacation is to make sure that the batteries in all of your sensors are charged. It’s imperative that the Vivint monitoring team is aware of any smoke, carbon monoxide, water leaks, or glass breakage in your home while you’re away. So make sure your batteries are up to date, and we’ve got the rest covered.

Did you know you can now order batteries for your devices from Vivint? Click here to add them to your cart and get batteries that are perfectly tailored to your Vivint devices.

Stay safe on vacation with Vivint

As you embark on your adventures, let your home seamlessly transition into a refuge of automation and security. With Vivint smart technology at your fingertips, you can explore the world with confidence, knowing that your home awaits your return just as you left it.

*Offer Details

Qualifying system purchase requires minimum $599.99 expenditure on equipment after all discounts have been applied, professional installation, and execution of Vivint monitoring services agreement. Click here for monthly service plan prices. DIY system purchases and reactivations of previously-installed systems not eligible for offer. Offer not available in all states or provinces. Equipment purchase may be financed separately subject to an agreement with one of Vivint's third-party financing partners. Monthly $1.48 cellular network maintenance fee applies. Taxes and local permit fees may apply.

Third-Party Financing Options Available

Financing eligibility and terms subject to credit approval by one of Vivint's third-party financing partners. Qualified customers may finance equipment purchase at 0% APR for up to 60 months. Month-to-month service agreement available when equipment is purchased upfront.

Vivint Systems & Services

System supports up to six cameras subject to sufficient WiFi speeds. Without a Vivint services plan, product and system functionality is limited (including loss of remote connectivity). Speak to a Vivint representative at the phone number in this offer for complete equipment, services, and package details, including pricing and financing details. Products and services in Louisiana provided by Vivint Louisiana Commercial Certificate #58280. See Vivint license numbers here.